This quick and easy recipe for Dill Garlic Tuna Cakes is simple enough to make any night of the week. Serve them with a green salad.
This recipe was created for a client but all opinions are my own.
When it comes to dinnertime, some things are non-negotiable in our house. The kids have their responsibilities — mostly setting the table and cleaning up after themselves — and I make sure each meal is punctuated with veggies and the occasional fruit. After all, nutritious eating is always important. Also chief in my list of non-negotiables is that dinners on weekdays need to be quick and easy recipes.
Seriously, folks, who wants to come home from a busy day at work (and school!) and spend hours in the kitchen? Not me. Frankly, by the time we get home, the kids and I are all pretty hungry so the faster dinner can make it to the table, the better.
These Dill Garlic Tuna Cakes? They totally fit the bill as a quick and easy recipe. Ready in about 20 minutes, this is great for those busy nights when you need a speedy light dinner for the family. I love to serve these with a caesar salad, because my kids and I love caesars, but you can serve this with any salad your family enjoys. I bet it would be great with a tossed salad with gorgonzola cheese and a lemon vinaigrette too.
Mmm … but I digress.
Want to try making these? It couldn’t be easier. Simply mix together tuna — Bumble Bee‘s Premium Albacore Tuna in a pouch works really well since it doesn’t need to be drained and is so easy to use — and mix with dill, garlic, breadcrumbs and egg. Form four patties. Then heat oil in a pan and cook to perfection.
(Don’t worry — Bumble Bee’s canned tuna will work too. Just be sure to drain well.)
Then you just serve them … and dig right in. Who’s hungry?
Psst! You can find more Bumble Bee recipes on their website.
- 5 oz pouch Bumble Bee Albacore Tuna
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1 tbsp finely chopped dill
- 1/3 cup breadcrumbs
- 1 large egg
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- In a mixing bowl, stir together the tuna, garlic, dill, breadcrumbs and egg until well-combined. Form into four patties.
- Heat the olive oil in a large skillet set over medium heat. Once the oil is hot, add the tuna cakes and cook for 4-5 minutes per side until golden brown.
- Serve immediately with salad.
I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.
Sarah Walker Caron is a cookbook author, freelance writer and founder of Sarah’s Cucina Bella. She is the author of four cookbooks including The Super Easy 5-Ingredient Cookbook and One-Pot Pasta, both from Rockridge Press. A single mother to a tween and a teen, Sarah loves nightly family dinners, juicy tomatoes plucked fresh from the vine and lazy days on the beach. She also adores reading and traveling.